Job Title: Gender Officer (6)
Recuiter Uganda Land Alliance (ULA)
Location Amuru, Pader, Kotido, Napak, Katakwi and Apac, Uganda
Reports to: Program Manager
Uganda Land Alliance is a consortium of International and National NGO’s and Individuals focusing on land, promotion of land rights and protecting the interests of the poor, vulnerable and marginalized through “Enhancing civic participation in land governance and resource management country wide.”
The Gender Officer will be part of a highly efficient and motivated team. This position will be involved in programme development; co-ordination of capacity and movement building initiatives, strategic workshops and consultations; resource development; maintaining and building partnerships particularly with Women’s Land rights, conflict and peace activists
Develop and Support ULA’s Women’s land rights initiatives relevant to the area of operation.
Develop and support the campaigns and advocacy work of the Women’s Initiatives on land through co-ordination and facilitation with partners and allies;
Coordinate regular communication with partners and allies in the area of operation
Research and contribute to publications of ULA particularly to publications on gender and land, regular e-letters (Women’s Voices), articles and expert papers;
Contribute to the organisation of ULA’s national events, and local movement and constituency building work;
Contribute to the Women’s Initiatives gender justice monitoring strategies in relation to the legal system;
Contribute to the Women’s Initiatives programmes on reparations and advocacy on land
Support programmes and strategies to raise awareness on women’s rights to land amongst a range of movements and networks;
Coordinate the recruitment and activities of Programme Interns in the area of operation
Engage in broader ULA programme and administration initiatives like fundraising
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree in relevant fields such as Women’s Studies, Political Science, Arts and Law.
Skills and Experience:
Minimum 5 years employment in the field of women’s human rights and gender equality or direct involvement in the integration of gender issues in a land related field and the justice sector.
Experience working at national and local levels including working within the NGO sector and a strong background in initiating and implementing programmes.
Strong research and writing skills;
Excellent communication and inter-personal skills, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, partners, external actors and allies.
Advanced computer skills;
Ability to work under-pressure, meet deadlines, prioritize workload and ‘multitask’;
Mature work practices, highly motivated, demonstrated sound judgment and the ability to respond positively to mentoring and direction
How to Apply:
All those interested in working with Uganda Land Alliance, ULA, meet the above specifications, should send their applications together with their Curriculum vita, copies of the academic transcripts and testimonials. Support letters from three referees who will be available to ULA for a background check on the applicant should be submitted with the application to the address below:
The Executive Director
Uganda Land Alliance
Plot 29; Plot 1521 Mawanda Road, Kamwokya,
P.O. BOX 26990 Kampala-Uganda
Deadline: 23rd October, 2013 by 3:00 PM